Sheffield Wednesday 2-0 Barnsley

Last updated : 11 August 2019 By Rob Miles

As sure as night follows day, Barnsley suffered another disappointing 90 minutes at the home of Sheffield Wednesday, losing for the 13th time in 16 visits.

The Reds have now won only one of their last 19 trips down the A61 to Hillsborough (W1 D3 L15)

Indeed Barnsley have failed to win any of the last 11 league meetings home or away since completing a league double over the Owls in 2008-2009 (D5 L6)

Barnsley fell behind after just two minutes, they have conceded the first goal at this stadium in 10 of their past 11 visits with this being the earliest.

Barnsley have only conceded in the opening 10 minutes of their first away match twice in 11 seasons... and both have come at Hillsborough (Jermaine Johnson netted after nine minutes in 2009-2010)

Barnsley have failed to score in three of their last four visits to Hillsborough.

At this level Barnsley have lost each of their last five opening away games of the season, they last won their first away game in the second tier in 2006-2007 (3-2 at Hull)

After winning their opening game of the season Barnsley have gone on to lose their second, the first time this has occurred since 2012-2013.

It is the first time since 2014-2015 that Barnsley's scoring record at the start of a season has ended as early as the second game (they failed to score in their first game of that campaign)

If you are looking for a good omen, this is the first time Sheffield Wednesday have won their opening two league matches of a season since the 1996-97 campaign, which Barnsley finished by gaining promotion to the Premier League.

Following defeat at Bristol Rovers on the final day of 2018-2019, Barnsley have lost back to back away league matches for the first time since November/December 2018.

They have however lost each of their last seven away Championship matches.

Despite defeat Barnsley had 64% ball possession, their most in a match since April 2017 when they enjoyed 66% against Burton Albion

There were only two cards shown in this match, the lowest amount in this fixture since 2009 when only two were shown - and remarkably that was also Sheffield Wednesday's first home fixture of the season.

Barnsley Team:
1. Sami Radlinger

12. Dimitri Cavare

5. Bambo Diaby

6. Mads Anderson

21. Toby Sibbick

16. Luke Thomas

8. Cameron McGeehan

27. Alex Mowatt

10. Mike Bahre (C)

9. Cauley Woodrow

36. Mallik Wilks


11. Conor Chaplin (for Bahre 61)

26. Mamadou Thiam (for Wilks 62)

20. Callum Styles (for Mowatt 77)

Unused Substitutes:

3. Ben Williams, 24. Aapo Halme, 25. George Miller, 40. Brad Collins.

Sheffield Wednesday Team

25. Cameron Dawson

22. Moses Odubajo

15. Tom Lees (C)

13. Julian Borner 

2. Liam Palmer

5. Kieran Lee

23. Sam Hutchinson

20. Adam Reach

14. Jacob Murphy

9. Steven Fletcher

7. Kadeem Harris


8. Joey Pelupessy (for Murphy 74)

6. Jordan Rhodes (for Fletcher 77)

21. Massimo Luongo (for Lee 80)

Unused Substitutes:

3. Morgan Fox, 17. Adthe Nuhiu, 36. Paul Jones, 45. Fernando Forestieri.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Lee Bullen said:

"As game plans go, they followed it to the 't'. I had a bit of a go at half-time as I felt we had more in the locker but we tried to keep pushing on and the lads were fantastic.

"You can't get a better debut can you, scoring with his first touch, he must have thought all his Christmas' had come at once. He could have frozen in that situation but it just shows his quality. He and Kadeem Harris are two fantastic outlets to allow us to play like that.

"We're all enjoying ourselves but this league is ruthless so our feet are firmly planted on the ground, but while we're winning games we will enjoy it as well."

Match Reports:

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Championship results:

Saturday 10th August 2019:

Leeds United (3rd) 1-1 Nottingham Forest (18)

Hernandez 59

                                      Grabban 77

Birmingham City (8th) 1-1 Bristol City (21st)

Jutkiewicz 64

                                           Rowe 83

Cardiff City (12th) 2-1 Luton Town (17th)

Flint 52

                                    Pearson 86

Vassell 90+6

Charlton Athletic (2nd) 3-1 Stoke City (23rd)

Taylor 25

                                            Ince 37

Aneke 75

Gallagher 83

Derby County (6th) 0-0 Swansea City (7th)

Fulham (11th) 2-0 Blackburn Rovers (24th)

Cairney 35

Mitrovic 81

Hull City (13th) 2-1 Reading (22nd)

Bowen 6

Irvine 16

                                Lucas Joao 66

Middlesbrough (18th) 0-1 Brentford (14th)

                                         Watkins 54

Preston North End (10th) 3-0 Wigan Athletic (16th)

Maguire 6

Moult 39

Gallagher 54

Queens Park Rangers (4th) 1-1 Huddersfield Town (19th)

                                                   Grant pen 49

Hall 83

Sheffield Wednesday (1st) 2-0 BARNSLEY (15th)

Murphy 2

Fletcher 60

West Bromwich Albion (5th) 1-1 Millwall (9th)

Pearce og 57

                                                    Smith 75

Barnsley lie in 15th place in the Sky Bet Championship with 3 points from 2 games. We are 1 point outside the Play-Offs, 3 points outside the Automatic Promotion Places, 3 points outside First Place and 3 points above the Relegation Zone.

Up to 10/8/19

Next Up:

On The Road:
Sky Bet Championship Matchday Four: Birmingham City v Barnsley, Tuesday 20th August 2019. Kick-Off: 7:45pm

At Oakwell:
EFL Cup First Round: Barnsley v Carlisle United, Tuesday 13th August 2019. Kick-Off: 7:45pm